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Weekend Trips within 3 hours by land Car/Train

Post by Patrick777 » Fri, 18 Aug 2006 8:47 pm

Please can you tell me where is good to visit by Train or car within 3 hours of Singapore AT A WEEKEND. We're looking for quiet beaches (Well at least compared to Europe?

I hear coming back to Singapore on a Sunday is pretty busy by road is this the same by rail? Also how bad is it ie is it 1 hour of standing traffic or less?

I will have a new born baby with me when travelling so don't really want to fly but also don't want to stay in Singapore every weekend.

Please can you suggest some good places to go also any links to trains and offers etc would be good.

What is correct me if I'm wrong Sentosa Island like? (I know it's in Singapore)

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Post by jpatokal » Sun, 20 Aug 2006 4:59 pm

Sentosa is short for "So Expensive and Nothing To See Actually". :cool: But it's by far the easiest place to visit. Bintan (and particularly the Bintan Resorts bit of it), 45 minutes away by ferry in Indonesia, is a close second. I'm afraid there's nothing within three-hour driving distance in Malaysia, although Desaru near JB is a quick escape, the beaches around Kuantan (Cherating) are OK and Tioman's not that much further away.
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Post by Patrick777 » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 6:30 pm

Sorry for sounding stupid but what does JB stand for? Also how safe is hopping across to Indonesia in relation to earth quakes etc? Is it the wrong side and therefore safe? Obviously not paid to much attention in the past so I'm just lumping all of the islands together etc? I just noticed that Butan had a ferry from Sumatra which is the obvious issue?

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Post by Matney » Mon, 21 Aug 2006 9:17 pm

Johor Bahru which is just over the causeway into Malaysia. Sorry I can't help with the other questions much, other Bintan is very popular (never been) with the expats as a quick easy place to get away to. I have also been to Sibu off the east coast of Malaysia. Basic, but relaxing.

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Re: Stupid

Post by jpatokal » Tue, 22 Aug 2006 10:12 pm

Patrick777 wrote:Sorry for sounding stupid but what does JB stand for? Also how safe is hopping across to Indonesia in relation to earth quakes etc? Is it the wrong side and therefore safe? Obviously not paid to much attention in the past so I'm just lumping all of the islands together etc? I just noticed that Butan had a ferry from Sumatra which is the obvious issue?
:o :shock:

Err. OK. How's about you spend a nice quiet evening studying a map of South-East Asia, paying particular attention to the little red dot called Singapore and its surroundings. For extra credit, find out where the nearest fault lines are and what directions the waves would go in if there's earthquake.
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Thanks

Post by Patrick777 » Thu, 24 Aug 2006 5:25 pm

If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

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Re: Thanks

Post by jpatokal » Thu, 24 Aug 2006 7:26 pm

Patrick777 wrote:If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!
Brain also dowan, just study-study...
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Post by Tsilivi » Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:40 pm

Jeez that made me laugh..nearly choked on my Dorito. :???: :shock:

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Post by asia singapore » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:04 pm

Patrick777,

A lot of abbreviations are used in Singapore like JB, KL, etc. Here is a list from wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Si ... reviations

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:22 pm

asia singapore

One would have to wonder why you would be addressing a poster who posted 4.5 years go. Actually, one doesn't have to wonder at all.....

tic...toc...tic...toc....

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Post by ScoobyDoes » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:00 am

Ok, but to be fair i didn't notice it either given the ressurection by Tsilivi.
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Post by ksl » Thu, 24 Feb 2011 2:10 pm

SMS is quick on the draw you know! :D

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Post by Tsilivi » Fri, 29 Apr 2011 12:05 am

Another Death by Dorito moment for me ;)

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